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Summary of Ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel reviews
Reviews for Ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel
Review by ad3923xx:
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I'm currently starting my fourth pack of Lutera. This past month for me has been a bit nuts for me and my boyfriend. I've been overly emotional and anxious beyond belief. I AM dealing with emotional triggers but I feel Lutera has exacerbated things. I've had a loss of appetite but I don't know if that's because I'm loosing my mind. Ugh, birth control. On the other side, my breast have been fuller than normal, which has been a perk. My flow and pre-menstrual physical symptoms have been just fine. No unusual cramping, spotting, etc. I'm continuing with Lutera for another 3 months and am hoping to see my emotions settle down.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've been on this medication for about 5 months now. It instantaneously changed my apappetite. I've been eating constantly and have gained about 10 pounds since I went on it. I was about 120 before and am now about 130. I was extremely moody the first few weeks I went on Lutera but my mood has evened out a bit since then, although it's not completely back to normal. My acne has cleared up a lot which is nice. Haven't gotten pregnant so that's a bonus. I've gotten headaches while on Lutera, sometimes they get pretty bad. My periods are lighter and my cramps don't hurt nearly as bad. I like this birth control and plan to keep on using it.
Chateal (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have tried MANY different kinds of birth control and had been off for about a year and half when I started up on Chateal. I am in my THIRD WEEK of the pill and have experienced extreme FATIGUE, mood swings as well as breast tenderness/shooting pain, and constipation. I am hoping these things will smooth over, but these are the worst initial side effects I've experienced with an oral contraceptive. So far not so good.
Review by boobookittyfuq (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Levora (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I waited 1 month to write this review. Hopefully things will stay the same. First of all, I read quite a few reviews before I took this pill. Let me tell you, I was terrified. I paid more attention to the bad reviews because with my luck I would suffer from every bad side effect of this pill. My main concern was weight gain and mood swings. I broke out but took control of it by going on proactive. It's working but I have to make sure to wash morning and night. No falling asleep will make up. My breasts were tender for the first couple of weeks, actually, it was quite painful. No weight gain. My appetite has actually decreased. I had bad PMS episodes and that's when I gained weight. This pill seems to help with that. Overall, I am happy.
Aviane (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have been using Aviane for almost 4 years. It works well for me! No mood swings, short periods, no acne. And most of all I'm not pregnant. My breasts never grew though.
Aviane (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've been on Aviane for 11 days now, starting the 1st pill in the pack the first day my period started (Sunday). I've now had my period a full 11 days and it's starting to get really annoying. My sex drive has decreased a bit, I have vaginal itching, burning and redness, and I find myself becoming frequently dizzy. My breasts have become extra sensitive and seem much fuller than normal, my acne/ clearing of face seems the same as before taking the pill, but my mood swings have been the worst. One moment I want to cry, the next moment I'm cheerful and happy towards everyone.
Camrese (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: Only on day 7 of this pill and my chest, back and face are broken out completely! I have bumps literally everywhere. Little clusters of bumps are popping up too! My breasts are starting to hurt and I've had bad menstrual cramps today! I'm also super emotional as well. Cried all evening for no reason and got so mad I thought my chest was going to explode. So mood swings are definitely a side effect. Maybe I'll see some better effects in the next month!
Seasonale (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: This is the first birth control I have tried, and so far I love it. I'm heading into my third week being on this pill and so far I have experienced very minimal side effects, something I did not expect after reading such horror stories about this pill and others similar to it. I have had no spotting yet (fingers crossed this continues). The most noticeable side effect thus far has been breast tenderness. Its not unbearable-and usually an Advil helps-but they're definitely more sore than usually. This tends to vary by day as well. I haven't noticed any severe change in my mood, maybe a little more sensitive than normal, and definitely no change in my sex drive. I am loving this pill so far! Hopefully these side effects continue to be minimal.
Review by AWESOME BC I LOVE IT (taken for less than 1 month):
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I just recently started Lutera. I love it. I've been through so many other birth controls. I've had no serious side effect occasionally I'll get a tad moody but overall I'm absolutely satisfied no pregnancy's and I'm losing weight. Great.
Alesse (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have been on Alesse 21 for three years. When I started taking it I realized I snapped way easier then usual. But my period is now super predictable and much more mild. I went off it briefly and lost about ten pounds and had a ton more energy, so I believe it causes me to be a little lazy. Even with that I find it fairly reliable.
Chateal (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have been on this birth control since June, I haven't had any problems. My period comes like clock work, no scares, no hair loss, no weight gain, no mood swings. I was on a different birth control where I had my period every three months and I prefer this one, just because I can keep track of everything! I recommend it.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have been switching from birth control to birth control, trying to find what works the best with my body. Lutera is okay; my acne is manageable, no weight gain/loss, and no depression. I don't like how it makes me nauseous a lot, but maybe that's just with the starting months. I really don't like how it is giving me cramps (I'm nowhere near my period week) and COMPLETELY took away my sex drive. It scares me when a medication gives me a certain reaction, but it scares me even more when the medication takes something away from me that I was fine with.
Seasonique (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: I have been on Seasonique for over 6 months. I have had continuous spotting along with cramps for the last 16 days. My doctor informed me to skip the pills at the end of the pack so that I do not have any periods due to my periods being extremely painful. However, I hate the fact that I have been spotting for over 2 weeks. I started this birth control to treat endometriosis and to regulate my periods. Yet, spotting every day is not any better. I am looking into other options right now. I don't like bleeding all the time.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've started on Lutera due to the fact that my last birth control pill caused mood swings and low libido. Otherwise, it was a great pill. So far with Lutera, my mood swings are gone but I have spotting after hitting the 2nd week mark. Never had this before, so its incredibly annoying. Giving it time to work itself out and hopefully things improve!
Levora (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I never write reviews but I decided to share my experience with everyone on this birth control. I was so freaked out when I got this birth control because I saw all of these horrible reviews, depression, weight gain etc. I have had nothing but an amazing experience on this. I have been happier, my weight is finally staying in one range and not fluctuating, I even lost a few pounds (nothing serious but it did not make me gain). It has really been amazing and I think that if the reviews scare you, just try it. You can always switch. I was terrified but everyone has a different body and reacts differently. You never know, this might be the best thing for you.
Jolessa (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: This is my 3rd month on this birth control and so far my breast has gotten bigger, they have been sore, I happen to be hungry all the time and have gained a good 10 pounds. Other than the weight gain, being hungry all the time and soreness in my breast, this birth control is pretty good. Hey, only 4 periods every year! I think I'll stick to this for a while. I'll just have to exercise and have self control on what I eat!
Aviane (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: Aviane was my first and only birth control method. I did not experience any of the negative side-effects, save for some occasional bloating. It didn't affect my mood, and it was fairly easy to use. It's great, and I'm going to start up on it again now that I'm in a new relationship after a year of the single life. I'd still recommend using condoms as well, but from the sounds of it, other ladies find this pill very reliable!
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: Lutera is discontinued now and I miss it. It was the best birth control I'd had, no side effects. Mild bloating, but everything else was great on it.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: PROS- PERFECT acne free skin
-breakthrough bleeding every month for 9 MONTHS but whatever
-melasma on cheeks and forehead starting to appear (I'm only 24.. got some laser facial and hydroquinone cream/serum daily)
Not an abnormal amount of depression or any mood swings and my sex drive was normal. Just switched to Levora to help the breakthrough bleeding but I've noticed some acne coming back after just 5 pills of the new one. Might be switching back to Lutera just for the clear skin!
Review by destinyyjjade (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Sronyx (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I have gained 10 pounds. Doesn't affect my mood but does affect my sex drive a little. Went from a C cup to a double D. Sounds lovely but my breasts hurt most days out of the week. I eat way more then I used to.
Sronyx (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I was switched to Sronyx about a year ago, and at first I didn't notice any negative side effects... but about six months ago, my husband started to point out how mean I got when my period got closer. At first I brushed it off as PMS, but it got worse each month. In high school, before I was on the pill, I never got cramps, or had bad mood swings but now I'm constantly doubled over from cramping, I get irritable, and I NEVER know when my period will actually start. And I would break out like crazy! (I have acne-ridden wedding pictures as proof). The only good thing is that I didn't get pregnant.
I'm glad I'm starting a new pill next month.
Portia (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I was on Levora but my pharmacist switched me to this because it's cheaper. I hate it I have acid reflux and it's making it unbearable. I'm sick all the time terrible, heartburn making me puke. I've been on the pill for little over a month I have terrible headache almost everyday and now I have this terrible pain in my left hand and going up a little bit. Next month I'm off this pill. My period was horrible last month horrible cramps I couldn't get out of bed!
Alesse (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: My favorite birth control by far! I have had no side effects other than a minimized monthly period. I've tried other birth controls, included Ortho tri-cyclen low, Desogen, and Microgestin Fe, and Alesse has worked the best for me.
Lutera (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel) for Birth Control: I've only been on the pill for three weeks so far, but I've noticed some side effects. My boobs are bigger and tender and I cannot stop eating. My appetite is insane. I also used to have decent skin, but now I get some breakouts. Maybe I'm still adjusting? I didn't notice any mood changes, though.
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